STV Studios

NBC leads Primal Media & Group M’s reality format ‘The Underdog’ into the US

NBC in the US is developing STV Studios’ reality format The Underdog, following a deal with NBCUniversal (NBCU). The show, which was created by STV-owned Primal Media and is co-owned by GroupM Motion Entertainment, sees a cast of conventionally popular contestants competing in a popularity contest. However, in amongst the group is an underdog that […]

Scotland’s STV Studios buys Greenbird Media for $27m from Keshet International

Scotland’s STV Studios has bought UK-based producer group Greenbird Media after striking a £21.4m ($27m) deal to acquire the company from majority shareholder Keshet International (KI). The acquisition, which comes 10 months since TBI first revealed KI was exploring offers for the group, means STV Studios will gain stakes in 15 production companies including A&E […]

News round-up: STV Studios snags ‘Good Girls Die Last’ rights; Armoza preps ‘Bingo’ for MIPTV; Blue Ant launches pet-focused FAST channel

STV Studios snags Good Girls Die Last rights Elizabeth Is Missing producer STV Studios has secured TV rights for Natali Simmonds’ debut thriller, Good Girls Die Last. The deal was struck via Emily Hayward Whitlock at The Artists Partnership working in association with Amanda Preston at LBA Literary Agency. Good Girls Die Last, which will […]

Apple TV+ orders UK drama from ‘Vera’ creator, starring Peter Capaldi & Cush Jumbo

Apple TV+ is expanding its crime drama offering with an eight-part show starring Peter Capaldi and Cush Jumbo. Criminal Record is in production in London, UK, and is being produced by Tod Productions and STV Studios. It is described as “a powerful, character-driven thriller set in the heart of contemporary London” that tracks how an anonymous phone […]

Scotland’s STV expands by acquiring Barefaced TV from Argonon

Scottish broadcaster STV has added Argonon-owned Barefaced TV to its production interests, despite posting a loss of almost £5m ($6.75m) in its half-year results. STV will add the Rosie Bray and Lucy Golding-led company to its STV Studios division, which has been rebranded from STV Productions. The move, which means STV Studios now owns seven […]

UK’s Channel 4 asks ‘Is Covid Racist?’ in new doc

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has commissioned STV Studios to produce a documentary exploring why Covid-19 has killed a higher number of people of colour among Britain’s frontline National Health Service (NHS) workers. The 1 x 60-minute programme with the working title of Is Covid Racist? is authored and presented by Dr Ronx, an A&E doctor […]